Product Type: Sony digital cameras
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Great little camera.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5
Member Name: Scattykatty84
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX5
Date: 06/09/11, updated on 06/09/11 (9 review reads)
Advantages: Very lightweight and compact..
Disadvantages: Zoom is obviously not that great.
I bought this to complement a larger SLR camera i already had, so I was looking for a much smaller camera to just pop in my handbag and take everywhere with me. This little Sony really fits that bill!
It really is small, the eons does not protrude at all. You hardly notice you even have it. I love the way the top slides open and closed to reveal the lens. It also keeps it really well protected. It is touch screen which means it's an absolute pleasure to use. The camera only has 10.9 megagpixels which is about middle of the range for cameras of this size. The new Panasonic lumix models have around 14. However for such a small camera it still does take really nice pictures. You, obviously, cannot compare the pictures you take on this to ones you would get on a SLR, but then you would use this camera to take all your wedding pictures! It's compact camera, that you really can keep with you at at all times.
Having the flash on does drastically reduce shutter speed which does make the camera less than ideal if you are mainly using it to take pictures of children.
The video element is excellent. To shoot videos you just need to slide the switch along the top of the camera, not a single button to press. It means that if you are taking pictures and decide to shoot a video too you can change mode pretty much instantly without missing the moment by searching through a menu.
For what you get, and how long it lasts, the price is definitely reasonable. A great buy.
Summary: Really good little contact camera.
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